Former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford is currently serving a fifteen year federal felony sentence for his part in a massive corruption case that gripped the state’s most populous city a few years ago, but as his health has deteriorated recently, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL7) is renewing a call to allow for his “compassionate release.”
“Justice should be fair, but merciful,” Rep. Sewell said in a press release. “Larry Langford’s health is continuing to deteriorate, and I strongly believe that he should be granted a compassionate release.”
“I wrote a letter in support of his previous request for a reduced sentence that was unfortunately denied,” she continued, “however, this has not deterred me from pressing ahead with this important issue on behalf of Mayor Langford, his family and the greater Birmingham community. I am working with Mayor Langford’s family to arrange a meeting with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, Jr., and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in order to advocate for his release.
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